Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Aureole
Celebrated chef, Jirí Král, promotes gastronomic fusion as expressions of art. Regardless of its culinary provisions, however, Aureole – on the top floor of the Czech Republic’s tallest building – is unrivalled in its posi
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is a glorious meathouse with Philippe Stark-designed interiors and a menu of masterfully cooked meats.
Caesars Palace
Like Wayne Newton, the Rat Pack, Tom Jones, and Bobby Darin, the AAA four-diamond Caesars remains an enduring Las Vegas icon.
Carnevino
Gorgeously rich interiors and a bloodthirsty menu of the best cuts of beef set the tone at Carnevino, the third venue from Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali.
Delmonico
Elegant and old-school, Delmonico Steakhouse is tucked down a quiet hallway of The Venetian hotel.
Encore Las Vegas
Steve Wynn knows how to build a casino, and Encore is definitely recognisable as the sister property to his first venture, the eponymously-named Wynn.
Foundation Room
Find a way to get into the Foundation Room on the 43rd-floor of Vegas' Mandalay Bay resort and you'll find yourself looking at one of the most stunning views of the Strip.
Green Valley Ranch
Green Valley Ranch is the crown jewel of the Station Casinos family, as well as the ultimate destination in Henderson, just 15 minutes and seven miles from the Strip.
Hotel 32
This hotel-within-a-hotel, located on the top floor of the Monte Carlo has a private porte cochere, an express elevator and in-suite check-in, so you'll never have to mix with the hoi polloi if you don't want to.
Jasmine
Jasmine is a cut above and then some from your typical out-of-a-cardboard-box-with-splintery-chopsticks Chinese restaurant.
Joël Robuchon
Jöel Robuchon is another awesome addition to the MGM Grand's already impressive collection of celebrity chef restaurants.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers a sleek and unpretentious French dining experience from its spot within the MGM Grand, just steps from the slot machines.
Lavo
A stunning glass-and-wood screened bridge flanked by Turkish sinks lead to Lavo's upstairs nightclub.
Le Cirque
If the city is a circus, then this tiny haute-cuisine French restaurant is one of the greatest (food) shows on earth.
Lily Bar and Lounge
With its award-winning cocktail creator and large windows with uncompromised views over the Bellagio resort Casino, it’s not hard to see why this is Las Vegas’ latest hot spot….
Little Church of the West
Looking for a speedy wedding in Vegas? Call off the search and head to the Little Church of the West glorious Vegas kitsch.
M Resort
M Resort is where Nevada's brightest young things come to party and hunker down between fine thread-count sheets afterwards.
Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay is a mysterious chameleon-like resort always turning into whatever you want it to be.
Mandarin Bar
Sleek and swanky, with floor-to-ceiling windows and supreme views of the Strip, Mandarin Bar is a cut above the rest.
Maverick Helicopter Tours
Enjoy a bird's-eye-view of Vegas courtesy of Maverick Helicopter Tours-one of the most renowned operators in Sin City.
MGM Grand Spa
This is truly a connoisseurs' spa with rich wood floors, ultra-plush lounge chairs, and even a menu that recommends treatments for your level of spa experience.
Mix
When the occasion calls for a big first impression, head to Mix.
Mix Lounge
This mile-high club offers sexy décor and sweeping Strip views, luring in a fun, 30-something crowd.
Nobu
Nobu Hotel
From the great minds that brought us black miso cod, the Nobu Hotel at Caesars in Las Vegas is wallet-meltingly luxurious and design-conscious.
Palazzo Shoppes
The Palazzo Shoppes introduced dozens of luxury names to Nevada-and for this we thank them.
Palms
Redefining hip, Palms Casino Resort attracts celebrities from Tara Reid and Lara Flynn Boyle to Jamie Foxx and the 'N Sync boys (back in the day).
Petrossian Bar
Lobby bars may not maketh the entire night, but they're certainly a good place to start; and what better one to choose than Petrossian Bar, brimming with elegant hotel guests thirsty for Champagne.
Picasso
This rustic yet elegant restaurant is hung with nine original Picassos (with carpet and furniture designed by the master painter's son, Claude) and has a beautiful lakeside view of the Bellagio's fountain show.
Rain
With celebrities in the crowd and celebrities on the stage, it's a star-studded affair at Palms' much-loved Rain nightclub.
Red Rock Resort
This so-called 'locals' casino' combines breathtaking views of the flaming Red Rock Canyon with a serene spa, sumptuous dining, hip nightlife, and state-of-the-art gaming.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Found within Caesars Palace, Restaurant Guy Savoy offers gourmet French cuisine from Michelin-starred, eponymous chef, Guy Savoy.
Richard Petty Driving
At Richard Petty you can learn to drive like a NASCAR pro.
RM Seafood
New Yorker Rick Moonen was lured away from his Big Apple restaurant to open this Mandalay Bay outpost, making it one of the few places that actually has the rockstar cook working in the kitchen.
Sapphire
A $26-million refurb turned this former fitness club into a very different kind of hard-body showcase: The owners claim this 24-hour strip-o-rama, where upwards of 300 gals take it off nightly, is the largest in the world.
Shadow Creek
Brush up on your swing at Shadow Creek, one of Sin City's plushest golf courses.
Skylofts at MGM
Like most casinos on the Strip, MGM has jumped into the high-end boutique hotel game with the Skylofts, a set of two-storey, ultra-luxury spaces (prices start at $800 per night) located on the top floors of the MGM Grand.
Spago
Spearmint Rhino
Rumoured to have some of the hottest dancers in Sin City, this topless spot is packed with both women and male patrons, giving it a high-energy vibe.
Sundance Helicopters
Go up, up and away with Sundance Helicopters, a tour operator that'll enable you to look down on Vegas and its surrounding environs.

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